Re: TERRORISM: Shipping oneself to North America

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Oct 26 2001 - 07:28:53 MDT

Or to one of the others of the 24 countries with visa exempted status.

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> How do you get to North America if you cannot get a VISA?
> Well one method appears to be to "ship" yourself to Canada.
> See:
> Of particular interest:
> > "the stowaway had studied in Egypt and in North America
> > to qualify as a commercial jet engine mechanic"
> Thats just great...

Yes, and ground crews do not pass through the same security checks and
restrictions as flight crews and passengers. They also are able to carry
knives on them for use in maintenance. Here's a new hijack scenario:
several groundcrew who are actually terrorists stow themselves away in
the cargo hold of the airliner, with guns, bombs, etc and then take over
the place once airborn.

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